Salt: A World History Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Mark Kurlansky
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What county is the author talking about at the beginning of Chapter 9?

2. How did the salt wars start?

3. Which Chinese river is known as the father of floods?

4. Which was most likely the first civilization to realize salting food could preserve it?

5. Why were dead bodies so important to the Egyptians?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the author become fascinated by salt?

2. Why was the castle of Cardona built on a mountainside?

3. How did salt help in developing one of the world's first plumbing systems?

4. Why were the Basques different from other Europeans?

5. How did the Ventian government maximize their profits from the salt trade?

6. How did salt become one of the first mediums of exchange?

7. How did the British make salt?

8. What was the policy known as common salt?

9. How do the people of Parma make their cheese?

10. How did the Chinese develop soy sauce?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the construction of Kurlansky's argument.

1. How does he introduce his ideas?

2. How does he construct his ideas to come to logical conclusion?

3. What weaknesses and strengths can you identify in Kurlansky's argument?

Essay Topic 2

What role does salt play in today's society? Why is it likely salt will always play a major part in society?

Essay Topic 3

How did salt help to develop European society? What problems did Europeans have before salt was readily available?

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